Abby's second hip surgery is scheduled for Tuesday, June 7th.
Abby was brought into our rescue last October. She had been crated 22 hours a day for most of her life. When we received her she could not get up on her own, and struggled to walk. She was immediately taken to a vet where X-rays were done on her back hips. The X-rays were looked at by 5 different doctors, in two different states. All of them were shocked at the severity of Abby's hips. Their exact words were "We have never seen anything like this." Abby has the worse case of hip dysplasia that any of them had ever seen. They told us she could not continue to live this way, and if we did not have surgery on her hips, she would have to be put down.
Thank you everyone for your continual support. We could not do this without each of you!!
We lost one of our 2 remaining OES in October 2014, the one remaining was not doing real well. Nothing the vet could put her finger on.
I was also not doing well and didn’t realize how depressed I had gotten. My co-workers knew we had lost another dog but didn’t really know what to do for me. I had applied to several rescues including the one here in Colorado but never got any replies back. I was trying to rescue an OES from shelters and Craig’s List all to no avail. I applied to TXOESR and was told there was a dog for us on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. There were a lot of phone calls, e-mails and such to arrange this adoption. We were lucky enough that a lady was going to Amarillo on the Friday after Thanksgiving and we arranged to meet her there at her hotel Friday afternoon.
We left Colorado Springs at 7AM and 35 degrees. Got to Amarillo and her hotel just as she arrived, took “Walter” in 71 degree weather and drove another 7 hours back home. He was a dream in the car. He got along with Skye our 9 year old OES girl and acted like he had been our boy forever. We tried out several names on him (my husband didn’t want to use Walter since it was his grandfather’s name), we were looking for some reaction from him. We were given his papers that said he was born on/around 1 April. He was totally full of mischief and made things around here lively. So we tried Loki on for size and he came to it right away. Seemed fitting since I’m Norwegian and Loki is the Norse God of Mischief.
Thank you, Rally to Rescue for your amazing donations.
Thank you, Houston PetSet for selecting Texas Old English Sheepdog Rescue, Inc. as a 2015 Grant Recipient.
TxOESR, Inc. is a group of volunteers who give their time and love to the rescued Sheepdogs who come into our program. We provide vetting and a loving home environment to our foster dogs awaiting adoption.
Abby had her first (FHO *Femoral Head Osteotomy*) surgery on December 8, 2015. It has been a very long, and rough road to recovery, but this one surgery has completely changed Abby's life forever. Abby can now get up, get down, lay on her back, and even squat almost to the ground to go potty. Trust us, that is Amazing!
You can follow Abby's progress by going to our Facebook page "Texas Old English Sheepdog Rescue, Inc." and liking our page.